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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

First Weekend Off in Forever

Last weekend July 29th thru 31st, I built a privacy fence in front of my carport.  I needed a place to store and charge the golf cart.

I told my Father that, I thought it would take me a day to build but in fact it took me almost 3 days to build. I built it, so that I had space at the bottom so if my property would flood, the water could go out of the car port.

To the left is the doors for the golf cart to go through. I still have to add locks and a door bell. Building it was the simple part, painting it was the hardest part of the entire project. All the lattice had to be painted.  I added my plants to the front to give it some color.

I finished this just in time before it started raining.

On Monday August 1st, Tropical Storm Emily decided to pay us a visit.

This is what she left behind.


My street normally floods, and we have been trying really hard to fix the problem. We had plumbers come out on monday to fix the problem. They was going to clean out the pipes, but found a problem. There is a blockage somewhere, they told us they cannot clean out the pipes until they can remove the blockage.

They took a camera and ran it up the storm drain from the street. They found a piece of concrete blocking the path of the water, they said that they need to tear up the street to open up the transfer box and fix the problem.

The plumbing company gave us a quote to fix the problem. Now we are waiting to hear back from the home office.

I hope and pray that we don't have another flood.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Unit 129 - OMG Factor

Unit 129 was vacated by the tenant, but instead of taking all her stuff, she left it all.

Cleaning it out.

Just trying to get into this home was a task in itself. Before we entered this unit, the manager said that the tenant had 3 cats, 2 dogs and 21 chickens. OMG I don't understand how anyone can live like this.

This unit was so disgusting, that we had to wear Hazmat clothes.

It took us 5 hours to clean out this unit. It stunk! There was dog and cat shit all over the place, piles and piles of trash, needles and junk.

We worked and worked on this unit. I did not think we was ever going to be done.


We finally got it all cleaned out.

The Maintenance man went in and told the Park that it needs a new roof. They called a company to come out and put a brand new roof on this unit. After the new roof was done the Maintenance man went into the unit and started the repairs, he first pulled out the toilet and sink. He then started fixing the ceiling.

The Maintenance man, took a sawzall and cut the ceiling, I am not sure why he did it. He cut electric wires and cut two of the rafters out. Right after that he said he got bed bugs from the unit and would not go back into it.

Now he never told the Manager that he cut out the rafters. So no one knew of this new problem he created.

A month goes by and the Maintenance man quits his position.

When I started the job, the manager asked me to go into the unit and start repairs. When I walked in, I noticed the ceiling was almost touching my head. I thought that was strange. I went home and got my car jack and a couple of 2x4's. I jacked up the ceiling. I saw water pouring off the roof. The ceiling started leaking. I called recorded a message and sent it to my manager.


My boss text me back and said the company that put the roof on is on their way. I replied ok. The tech for the company got up on the roof, he said holy shit. He said you are a very lucky man, he said I could have died in that unit. He said the roof had over an indentation that was 6'x12' and the water that was up there was at least 8" deep. He said if it would have broken and I would have been under it, I would have died.

The tech got up on the roof with a broom and swept the water off.


I climbed up after he was done sweeping the water off. I was amazed at the sight.

The manager took pictures and sent them to the owner to get a contractor in to repair all the damage. Since there is structural damage, they need someone with more expertise on this matter.

So now Unit 129 is sitting empty waiting for repair.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

30 Day Notice WTF

Saturday July 15th

I was at a Funeral for my roommate's Nana. She had just turned 80 in May.

Monday July 17th 

I just returned from an exhausting weekend. I pulled in the driveway and just sat there. I had to unload the SUV. I get everything into the house. I look at my bed and it says to me to lay down. I called both jobs and called out. I just couldn't work today. I need good quality sleep.

Tuesday July 18th

I wake up at 8am refreshed and ready to hit the ground running.  I get up and make coffee, I take a shower, I shave and relax. I pull out my notes for the day, reading them to catch myself up to speed. I go to the office, and my manger says good morning. I hand my stack of papers and he said oh you want to start there ok. We do all the morning work in record time. He then says, I want to give you a promotion. I still had my face down and reading the papers in front of me.

I look up to listen, cause I cannot believe what I am hearing. (I've only been working here for 2 months.) He hands me a paper that explains all the work, what the pay is and the benefits. I read it and was thinking this must be a dream. This just cannot be real. Its my dream job. I accepted the job. My boss gave me a list of things he wanted done today. I took them and headed out. As I left the office, I had a huge smile on my face, and a spring in my step.

Lunch time rolled around, and I sat down to eat. I texted my GM and OS at the other job.

I waited for a response. 
and waited
and waited
and waited
and waited
and waited


I looked at that text and said WTF they want a 30 Day Notice before they will change my schedule. I did not reply to that. I had to think this over completely.

I finished my day at my first job and got a shower and headed out the door for my second job. I walked in and did my job.

My GM that I have known for over 4 years, pulled me to the side with the OS and said Its Back To School time, and I cannot make any changes to your schedule. I said I still have to talk to my other boss first, I cannot give you an answer yet. She did not like my answer. But was firm about the 30 days. The OS said I guess we will have to shove a broom up our asses and float around the store. My GM laughed and I just glared at her. I mean really WTF.


I called key people in my life and asked them all the same question. What do I do? I've been working at the second job for 10 years.

My Father: Wow that is a tough one. I guess you will just have to quit the second one. Put your two week notice in.

My Mentor: QUIT NOW and don't look back.

Ex-General Manager: She has the right to make that statement. It is her store. If it was me though, I would have given you a hug and sent you out the door.

Friend: Say good bye and enjoy your Dream Job.

Wednesday July 19th

I didn't sleep well. I still had not made up my mind, I had mixed feelings. I went to my first job and worked until it was time for second job, I had a mid-shift. I did my job all the while thinking what I am going to do. I waited to the end of the shift before I made up my mind completely. My relief showed up early and I did my finishing work. I clocked out and went to my boss, I asked if I could have 5 minutes of her time. She replied I can only spare 1 minute. I almost turned around and left. I handed her my hand written note that said. I cannot give you 30 days. This is my two weeks notice. I knew she was upset, you could tell how she walked away. I turned and headed out the door. I go home change clothes and head for my first job again.  I worked until 6:30. I was tired and ready for bed. I climb in the bed and was asleep as fast as my head hit the pillow.

Thursday July 20th

I woke up at 1 am and noticed that I had a message on my phone.

I was really upset to see that the GM said that about me. My emotions were crazy. I wanted to cry. Four years is a long time to work for someone that thinks you are "raggedy". I dont understand why she doesn't get that I am bettering myself.

At 1:45am I found this video and thought it was perfect for what I was going through.

At 8am I started my first job, worked until 4pm and got a shower and headed out the door for my second job. While at work, it was normal. My bosses were, like they alway had been in the past. We were all laughing and joking around. It was nice. It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. Finally getting back to normal.

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